IV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
MINDFULNESS AND SOCIETY
February 26 – 27, 2021
On line by Zoom
SUSTAINABILITY, SOCIAL CHANGE AND MINDFULNESS
There are not many occasions in which the practitioner of Mindfulness finds a space to reflect and debate on how Mindfulness can help build a better society, more aligned with the crucial objectives to which humanity aspires in the near future, in terms of climate change, sustainability, social justice …
Witness live the reflections made by international teachers and researchers from the world of Social Mindfulness, in a very special conference, beyond the personal practice of Mindfulness.
David Loy, Beth Berila, Janine Schipper, Vidyamala Burch…
In the course of this fourth edition of the International Mindfulness and Society Conference, we will have the opportunity to share with six scientists, researchers and teachers some mechanisms present in the field of Mindfulness that can help us understand the role that Mindfulness and Compassion can play in the construction of a new mentality to face the great challenges of humanity on this planet.
Can human qualities such as compassion, altruism, and mindfulness foster changes in collective thinking and action and drive a transformation toward sustainability? How could mindfulness practice help promote lifestyles, institutions, forms of governance and economic changes that promote the integrity of the ecosystems on which current and future generations of humans and other species depend? Can teaching Mindfulness in schools, workplaces and other institutions be a counterweight to the social and psychological forces that encourage us to find our meaning, our values and our identity in consumerism?
What makes the consumer society so powerful and persuasive is its promise of continuous innovation, and its success lies precisely in its inability to provide us with lasting satisfaction. Explore in this Conference the current role of Mindfulness in sustainability science and in their mutual relationship, in the face of the depletion of resources, ecological destruction, unacceptable inequality and the health and well-being crises in which the world is immersed. Does Mindfulness have the potential to interrupt those chains of suffering? Does Mindfulness offer us a different way of approaching the continuous negotiation between our personal identity and our social being?
All times are EST – GMT -5
Friday 26 February
9,45 am – 10.00 am: Opening of the IV International Conference on Mindfulness and Society | Rafael Senén. Editor of Inspira Magazine. Madrid. Spain
10.00 am – 11.30 am: Mindfulness towards a conscious and sustainable consumption | Sabrina V. Helm. University of Arizona (To be confirmed)
11.30 am – 1.00 pm: Shared humanity, sustainability and Mindfulness | Vidyamala Burch. Breathworks. UK
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm: Consciousness and Social Change | Janine Schipper. University of Northern Arizona, USA
Saturday 27 February
10.00 am – 11.30 am: Mindfulness, feminism and social justice | Beth Berila. St. Cloud University. Minnesota, USA
11.30 am – 1.00 pm: A New Mindset for the Anthropocene | Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam, Germany (To be confirmed)
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm: Ecodharma | David R. Loy. Writer and professor Sanbo Zen. Colorado, USA
TUITION REDUCED BY PANDEMIC
The organization reserves the right to change the order of the speakers during the conference, as well as to replace speakers with others of similar characteristics and profile if necessary.